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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Measure N
School Improvement Funding
Los Nietos School District

School Bonds - 55% Approval Required

Pass: 1,285 / 77.04% Yes votes ...... 383 / 22.96% No votes

See Also: Index of all Measures

Results as of Nov 25 1:07pm, 100% of Precincts Reporting (9/9)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis |

To repair and improve Los Nietos Middle School by updating aging middle school classrooms/labs with 21st century learning technology; providing educational resources to prepare students to successfully transition to high school and college; improving facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs; renovating, constructing, and equipping classrooms/facilities/sites; shall Los Nietos School District issue $13,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, requiring strict accountability, Independent Citizens' Oversight, annual audits, with no funds for administrator salaries or pensions?

Impartial Analysis from Richard D. Weiss,
Acting County Counsel
Approval of Measure N would authorize the Board of Trustees ("Board") of the Los Nietos School District ("District"), who placed this Measure on the ballot by Resolution, to issue general obligation bonds, in an amount not to exceed $13,000,000.

Funds received from the sale of the bonds shall be applied to various capital improvements to the Los Nietos Middle School and centralized District facilities, and District-wide technology improvements, for the specific purposes set forth in the Measure, including but not limited to, repairing roofs, windows, and doors; improving existing infrastructure such as water pipes, sewer connections, and electrical conduits and wiring; improving fencing, lighting, and security; removing asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials; upgrading classroom heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; improving school support areas and classrooms; renovating restrooms; repairing broken concrete and uneven play surfaces; improving handicap access to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act; addressing unforeseen or emergency conditions that may arise during construction/modernization; and District-wide, upgrading technological and audiovisual systems and infrastructure; and providing electrical and wireless infrastructure to improve student access to technology and computers. No funds may be used for teacher or administrator salaries or other school operating expenses.

Independent performance and financial audits will be performed annually to ensure that bond proceeds have been expended only for the projects on the Project List. The Board shall appoint an Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee in accordance with Education Code sections 15278, 15280, and

Any bonds issued pursuant to the Education Code shall have a maturity not exceeding twenty five (25) years, and any bonds issued pursuant to the Government Code shall have a maturity not exceeding forty (40) years.

According to the District's Tax Rate Statement, the best estimate of the highest tax rate required to fund the bonds, based on the assessed valuations available at the time of the District filing its Tax Rate Statement on the measure, is $28.00 per $100,000 of assessed value.

This Measure requires a fifty-five percent (55%) vote for passage.

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